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ink·stone

 (ĭngk′stōn′)
n.
A stone used in Chinese calligraphy and painting for grinding dry ink and mixing it with water.

inkstone

(ˈɪŋkˌstəʊn)
n
a stone mortar traditionally used in Asia, in which solidified ink may be ground and mixed with water to produce liquid ink
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Brush, ink, paper, inkstone, and calligrapher form an assemblage that wills singularity.
The scholar's "four treasures" - ink, inkstone, calligraphy brush, and paper - set him aside from the common tradesman.
He creates cartoons using ink and inkstone on rice paper, and also remarks on social issues through photography and documentaries.
While her more advanced age and precarious class status placed her in a marginalized position in the court, Shonagon had time and the economic security needed to hone her creative pursuits, her patron and eventual friend and fellow poetess Empress Teishi even providing her with inkstone and paper, gifts that translator Meredith McKinney identifies as "precious" (2006, xix, 19, 255).
Now available on the online product resource IMaestri, Neutra's Inkstone bathtub is carved from a unique block of stone.
Around paper, ink, brush, inkstone, calligraphy, and painting were presented to emphasize the achievement of ancient China in culture and the arts.
There is a marginal note by Red Inkstone (Zhiyanzhai [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII]) that reads: "Xueqin used to have a book Fengyue baojian [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] (Mirror of Romance) with a preface [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] by his younger brother Tangcun [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII].
letters written in autumn family snapshots the weeping inkstone tricks of light powder puffs made from swan's down the web of family ancestral homes I bought a cheap, woodblock print in Suzhou, my grandmother's birthplace, charmed by its piney grays and greens.
One cabinet was entirely devoted to water droppers, a necessary item in China, Korea and Japan, countries which have a tradition of writing with a brush, using ink ground by hand, through rubbing a stick of ink on an inkstone while adding the appropriate amount of water from the water dropper.
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Red Inkstone restored the original title when he recopied the book and added his second set of annotations to if.